Building codes, standards and the diligence of dedicated Building Safety Professionals are important ingredients in keeping our communities safe. So are the efforts each of us can take individually. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, residential sprinklers, and passive fire-rated construction practices are some of the safety measures outlined in fire and building codes published by Read more

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood plain management report says current model building codes, such as the International Codes (I-Codes), have flood provisions that are consistent with NFIP requirements for buildings and structures. The I-Codes, developed by the U.S.-based International Code Council, streamline building safety compliance and facilitate trade Read more